January News!

January has been very‎ busy, I am spending 2 weeks in Toronto. I will be visiting an old friend Eric in Montreal, before heading back to the UK next week. I must admit, I miss the UK (strange but true).

So, here goes with the activities;‎

I saw my kids and my 4 grandkids, it is such a pleasure to watch the grandkids grow up‎!

Attended a celebration for the passing of Karl Kinzinger, he wanted a party instead of a funeral!. Karl was a true friend and acted as a Board member for my charity ‘People Bridge’ for 11 years (a very wise and thoughtful man).‎

Caught up with various old friends such as Jeffrey Smyth, he always treats me to The National Club for lunch‎. My other friends Gordon and Mickey treated me to brunch at The Mill in Cambridge, a town in Ontario.

It was lovely to catch up with my Toronto family and home, where a room is kept for me with my old bedroom furniture, for whenever I arrive. The house has the most unusual Christmas tree, it is upside down! Not only did my friends move me in 3 years ago, they always move my storage boxes around. I really enjoy seeing some of my old possessions in their home.

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Caught up with the Toronto BK family, my spiritual home!‎

I tackled throwing and giving more boxes of stuff away, that was in storage!‎

Received news that the screenplay was completed for my book ‘My Way’‎ by a young screenwriter in New York. I feel Carlo did a very good job (it is a page turner), so we will see what happens. It now has to be shopped around, as they say in the business,  and sold! We shall see what happens next, it’s very exciting.

One observation about Toronto’s public transport, the subway needs a lot of money and upgrading! It is so far behind other world class cities, such as in Europe. I am now used to the tube in London, which is brilliant, not cheap, but very effective.Toronto is trying to keep cars off the road, but the problem is there is no place to leave the car if you want to take the subway. Parking lots are all full by 7am!

I also bought items such as underwear, which is so expensive in UK and of course cashmere sweaters, which I love and are much cheaper in Canada!‎

Back to UK now, but will return to Canada beginning of March for my grandson, Dawson’s Bar Mitzvah. It is a very special time for a Young Jewish Man of 13!

President Trump, I think, is making the whole world nervous, I feel he has such a large ego! He may do a decent job, because he has to win, as long as people around him can keep him in control to some extent.

Of course I am trying to find time to catch up with any movies I have missed in UK. and I recently watched a documentary on the late Leonard Cohen (very special), it brought out the tears! ‎

Just heard the Academy Award nominations, I just don’t understand ‘La La Land’ achieving so many! For me I was bored!!

Final observation

I have noticed, a significant number of people that are ill, depressed or just not dealing well with life. Maybe it is just an age thing on my part!

About Betty Steinhauer

Betty Steinhauer was born in England and raised in Toronto, Canada. Even as a young mother, Betty was active in the community sitting on a number of boards and lending her expertise to various public organizations. In 1983, she founded Betty Steinhauer & Associates Ltd. a consulting firm where, for twenty-five years, she used her unique abilities to act as a catalyst, facilitator and advisor to both the private and public sectors, in forging relationships between organizations and/or individuals for mutually advantageous outcomes. For many years, Betty travelled widely in out-of-the-way areas of the world. As she travelled, the idea for The People Bridge Charitable Foundation was formed. The People Bridge was registered as a Canadian charity in 1997. The mandate of the Foundation was to facilitate important changes in the lives of ordinary people through small-scale charitable projects. Betty has now retired the Foundation that, during its lifetime, undertook over 100 projects worldwide, mostly in conjunction with organizations already working in the target area. Betty’s experience and expertise in business, along with the advice and assistance she receives from colleagues around the globe, give her a unique ability to spot the need and understand how it can be met. Betty has the unusual combination of an entrepreneur’s abilities and an intrinsic understanding of people. Betty has visited India seventeen times in the past twenty years to pursue her spiritual journey. She has frequently been a guest of the Brahma Kumaris and the World Spiritual University to study meditation and further her own spiritual life. Betty is currently active with the Steering Committee of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in Reykjavik, Iceland. This is an annual Forum that, it is felt, will become to the spiritual world what the Davos Forum is to the financial world. Betty makes her home in Toronto, and has published her memoir “My Way”. She began her Nomadic Internship in the summer of 2013.
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